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Location: Illinois
Topic: Birth rates by race
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Birth rates by race: Illinois, 2014-2016 Average

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• In Illinois during 2014-2016 (average), the highest birth rates were to black women (64.3), followed by whites (61.1), Asian/Pacific Islanders (57.5) and American Indian/Alaska Natives (10.4). 
• Of all live births in Illinois during 2014-2016 (average), 75.4% were white, 17.8% were black, 0.1% were American Indian/Alaska Native and 6.6% were Asian/Pacific Islander. 


  • Birth rates presented for 1990-1999 are calculated using Census 1990-based population estimates. Calculations for 2000-2009 use Census 2000-based population estimates. Calculations beginning in 2010 use Census 2010-based population estimates. Information is available at: The rates shown may differ from rates computed on the basis of other population estimates.


  • National Center for Health Statistics, final natality data.
  • US Census Bureau. Population estimates based on bridged race categories released by the National Center for Health Statistics.
  • Retrieved July 02, 2020, from